Clinton, NJ
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Clinton is a very small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,657 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clinton is the 399th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Clinton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Clinton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clinton is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clinton who work in office and administrative support (15.76%), management occupations (14.84%), and sales jobs (13.07%).

Also of interest is that Clinton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Clinton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Clinton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clinton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clinton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clinton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clinton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.76% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clinton in 2010 was $43,922, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,688 for a family of four.

The people who call Clinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clinton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clinton include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Clinton's cultural character, accounting for 15.36% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Clinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.